Marie Curie-Sklodowska Medal and Prize

In 2016 Council established the Marie Curie-Sklodowska Medal and Prize.

The physicist behind the medal
Marie Curie-Sklodowska’s achievements included the development of the theory of radioactivity. Curie-Sklodowska discovered two new chemical elements – radium and polonium. She carried out the first research into the treatment of tumours with radiation, and she was the founder of the Curie Institutes, which are important medical research centres. She is the only person to have won Nobel Prizes in both physics and chemistry.

The award shall be made for distinguished contributions to physics education. Medal winners have had significant impact on one or more of the following: the development of teachers, teaching materials, curriculum projects, the assessment process, research in physics education and diversity in physics education.

The medal will be silver and will be accompanied by a prize of £1,000 and a certificate.

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